Dengue is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. It is accompanied by fever, severe joint muscle, and bone pain, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, rash, and pain behind the eyes. This condition can be fatal if not treated quickly as it can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever which can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.
Due to these, it’s necessary that we take effective preventive measures against dengue. However, if some of us here still get tested positive with dengue, consumption of the foods listed below can help provide the earliest recovery from this condition.
Papaya leaves are the best option for dengue patients. Simply boil papaya leaves in water and drink the solution. Alternatively, we need to crush 2 fresh leaves of papaya and squeeze them to extract the juice which triggers faster platelet production to a great extent. For best results, one should consume 2 tablespoons of the extract every day (either in the morning or at night).
Lemon juice is highly effective at removing toxins from the body due to the dengue virus. The juice helps reduce the load in the body by helping the virus to be excreted via urine.
Oranges are packed with important vitamins and nutrients. They are significantly loaded with vitamin C which is an important antioxidant, and fiber that is food for digestion. To quickly recover, one should start adding this tangy fruit in everyday diet.
High levels of vitamin K, minerals and antioxidants are present in broccoli. Vitamin K helps regenerate white blood platelets, thus making the vegetable highly recommended for dengue patients.
By drinking herbal teas, one can reduce symptoms of dengue fever. The best teas to consider are ginger tea, cardamom tea, and peppermint tea. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of ginger are the ones responsible for its ability to reduce dengue fever. Also, Euphorbia hirta or asthma-plant leaves can help treat dengue. Have an herbal tea brewed with its leaves.
Present in pomegranate is essential nutrients and minerals that help reduce the feeling of exhaustion and fatigue. It is packed with iron which s beneficial for the blood. Plus, the fruit has the ability to maintain a normal blood platelet count, thus making it essential for those recovering from dengue.
Neem leaves have various medicinal properties. It is considered as one of the most important remedies for dengue since it helps restrict the growth and spread of dengue virus type-2 replication.
What’s great about coconut water is that we can get it anywhere. Drinking lots of coconut water can help replenish minerals, electrolytes, and other trace minerals that were lost due to dehydration.
Omega-3 fatty acids are richly found in spinach. These healthy fats help improve our immune system to a great extent and also effectively increase the platelet level count.